Last month, we launched a series of articles by a team of top reporters who are traveling all over the globe to see the lives behind the headlines. We'll be telling the stories of children struggling to triumph over poverty, prejudice, disease and violent conflict—and of the heroic people successfully battling to save them.
This month, we tackle Cambodia. Girls' bodies are cheap currency in the country, where young women—many of them under 16—turn tricks for pennies, often with dozens of men a night. Why is this still going on? Blame poverty, blame corruption, blame a society that views women as a disposable resource. Journalist Carol Mithers talks to an amazing crusader named Mu Sochua about her fight to stop the tragedy.
What can you do to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged girls around the world? Start with these resources:
- For more information or to make a donation to help girls in Cambodia, go to www.globalfundforwomen.org.
- Donate to Oprah's Angel Network —together we can make a difference.
- In the first part of this series, we introduced the burdens of the foster care system in the United States. Children in foster care around the country could use your help. Start here.